Healthcare News & Insights

Some parents opt for ‘chicken pox pops’ over vaccines

A federal prosecutor has issued a warning that buying lollipops laced with chicken pox is illegal. Most people would add that it’s also a terribly dumb thing to do.

Freelance breast examiner reaches plea agreement

Sure, it’s breast cancer awareness month, but this is the wrong way to mark the occasion.

Update: No jail for parents of child who died after ‘prayer cure’

A couple who chose a prayer cure for their toddler son who eventually died from bacterial pneumonia received 10 years of probation. The couple had been previously found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.

Top 10 health care stories of ’10

Here are the top 10 most read and discussed stories on for 2010.

Parents face prison after prayer-cure ends in toddler’s death

Two parents were just convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the death of their two-year-old son.

Violence increasing in hospitals — what’s behind the rise?

There’s a new warning out about the increased violence taking place in hospitals and other medical facilities.

Is the mob moving into Medicare?

Medicare fraud, a typically non-violent, white collar crime, is turning into a much more dangerous game. And any health care facility is a potential target.